Agatha Christie: A Reader's Companion

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Aurum PressLtd, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 224 pages
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Other crime writers may come and go, but Agatha Christie maintains her enduring appeal, and for her millions of fans, this book is the next best thing to a new Christie novel. The authors have assembled a mouthwatering feast of period memorabilia—jackets and bindings of first editions from both sides of the Atlantic, stills from films and television series, photographs of the places and buildings that Christie used as settings for her stories, reviews and magazine features—all of which transports the reader back into the world inhabited by Christie and her characters. Each of her novels is discussed in the order of its publication, with a plot summary, background information on Christie’s own life at the time the book was written, an account of its critical reception, and details of subsequent films and TV series. The reader is thus able to trace Christie’s career as an author, and the way in which her detectives were introduced and developed, while following, in parallel, her own life and travels.

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This book is well researched and photographed, giving loads of information about Agatha Christie's novels and private life. If you're interested in book collecting, there's information on what to ... Read full review


The Mysterious Affair at Styles 14 The Secret Adversary 22 The Murder on the Links
The Man in the Brown Suit 30 Poirot Investigates 32 The Secret of Chimneys

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STEPHEN POOLE is the author of "Nova Scotia: A Colour Guidebook" and "Halifax: Discovering Its Heritage".

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